Vulnerability is Dangerous

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Vulnerability is Dangerous

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12" x 16" x 0.75", acrylic and pastel on gallery wrapped linen. Wired and ready to hang. 

The story we make up in our heads that I wanted to reflect on as I painted the third piece in my #dangerousstorieschallenge was inspired by a conversation with a #getgalleryreadyworkshop client. Last weekend we shared a powerful hour of conversation, she from a hotel room on a snowy mountainside in France, and me tucked away in my home studio on a quiet rainy afternoon. She was discussing her work, sharing her doubts from a vulnerable place. For a few moments, I could feel in her, what has happened to me many times before... when we are asked to be vulnerable, we tell ourselves to back away, to put up walls. We tell ourselves that vulnerability is dangerous, that it will make us weak. The truth, I am slowly learning, is that authentic and honest connection leads us down a path of being seen, known and loved. The story we make up in our heads about vulnerability not being a good thing for us is a story I must fight to recognize and stop before it closes me up.  #dangerousstorieskaylan

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